Meanwhile, underwater, Mother Ocean don't care about no black out.
Actually, this was shot the day before the Big Black-Out. We did two dives with Island Scuba in Guanica on the south coast of the island. Our first dive was on The Wall to a max depth of 100'. The Wall continues down for another 100' or more.
We saw the barracuda and two reef sharks on the first dive. The barracuda were there but not interested in us. The reef sharks were curious but they see divers a lot so we didn't freak them out. They swam around us and kinda checked us out but that was it. Scary? Not a bit of it! It was incredible to hang out with these amazing creatures.
Our second dive was on a shallower (55') reef. It is a beautiful reef but the most interesting part (besides two hiding nurse sharks) was the coral farm. We noticed big healthy patches of staghorn coral. We have tiny bits of staghorn coral at Shacks but nothing like this.
And this was just one of several patches like this. We were wowed. Then we saw this:
The local dive community and the DRNA (Department of Natural Resources) are cultivating the staghorn coral on these frames.
Then they transplant the coral to new locations to start new colonies. We have a friend who is doing something similar with coral reefs in Hawaii. I would love to do this locally.
We did dive at Crashboat the day of the Big Black-Out.
I still don't think Mother Ocean cared if the lights were on or not.